“This Progress”

This is a little belated, kids, but I just stumbled on this article that my friend Casey sent me a while back and I thought y’all might like it (or maybe you’ve read it, being better versed in performance art than I am). It’s a review of Tino Sehgal’s show at the Guggenheim last year: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2010/03/22/100322ta_talk_collins?printable=true

Basically, you would walk into the Guggenheim and be greeted by a small child who would ask you, “What is progress?” Then you would walk up the spiral until the child passed you along to another performer (?) who would begin another conversation with you, and so on. The people you would interact with would advance in age all the way up.

And here’s a couple more reviews of the show:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/arts/design/01tino.html?pagewanted=1
http://www.futureofthebook.org/blog/archives/2010/03/against_writingthis_progress.html

I think it sounds charming!

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